29 02 2016

EFG International Buys BTG Pactual’s BSI for $1.34 Billion

Trench, Rossi e Watanabe, Demarest, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Skadden and Lenz & Staehelin have advised in the transaction


Zurich-based bank EFG International has agreed to buy BSI for about 1.33 billion Swiss francs ($1.34 billion) in cash and stock. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. Banco BTG Pactual S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides financial products and services in Brazil and internationally. The firm led by Persio Arida, Claudio Galeazzi, and Huw Jenkins, is based in Brazil. BSI SA provides asset management services for private and institutional clients in Switzerland and internationally. The company, led by Stefano Coduri, Rajiv Pradhan, Renato Cohn, Hanspeter Brunner, Gérald Robert, Renato Santi, Reto Kunz, Maurizio Moranzoni and Alaga Guilherme Pini, is based in Lugano. Trench, Rossi e Watanabe have advised EFG International with a team including Luis Ambrósio (Picture), Helen Naves and Alexandre Buono Schulz.
Demarest have advised EFG International with a team including Thiago Sandim and João Paulo Minetto. In Swizzerland Schellenberg Wittmer has advised EFG International with a team including Oliver Triebold, Martin Weber, Olivier Favre, Martin Lanz, Roland Mathys, Peter Burckhardt,  Pascal Hubli, Zlatina Iliev and Marcel Jakob. Skadden has advised BTG Pactual SA with a team including Michael Civale, Laura Knoll and James Anderson.
In Swizzerland Lenz & Staehelin has advised PTG Pactual with a team including Hans-Jakob Diem, Pascal Hinny, Astrid Waser and Patrick Schleiffer, Simone Ehrsam, Nicolás Bonassi, Nicolás Jacquemart, Stefan Brandner and Lukas Aebi.   Involved fees earner: Helen Carla Caiado Nave - Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados; Luis Alberto Ambrósio - Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados; Alexandre Buono Schulz - Trench, Rossi and Watanabe Advogados; Thiago Sandim - Demarest Advogados; João Paulo Minetto - Demarest Advogados; Oliver Triebold - Schellenberg Wittmer; Martin Weber - Schellenberg Wittmer; Pascal Hubli - Schellenberg Wittmer; Zlatina Iliev - Schellenberg Wittmer; Marcel Jakob - Schellenberg Wittmer; Olivier Favre - Schellenberg Wittmer; Martin Lanz - Schellenberg Wittmer; Roland Mathys - Schellenberg Wittmer; Peter Burckhardt - Schellenberg Wittmer; Michael Civale - Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Laura Knoll - Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; James Anderson - Skadden Arps Slate Meager & Flom; Hans-Jakob Diem - Lenz & Staehelin; Simone Ehrsam - Lenz & Staehelin; Nicolas Bonassi - Lenz & Staehelin; Pascal Hinny - Lenz & Staehelin; Stephan Brandner - Lenz & Staehelin; Lukas Aebi - Lenz & Staehelin; Astrid Waser - Lenz & Staehelin; Patrick Schleiffer - Lenz & Staehelin; Nicolas Jacquemart - Lenz & Staehelin;

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